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In Kosovo, Microfinance Expands Herds—And Hopes

Jan 12, 2021

In Kosovo, Microfinance Expands Herds—And Hopes

Micro loans are helping the nation’s farming sector weather the COVID-19 crisis.

In Afghanistan, Women Entrepreneurs Keep the Dream Alive

Jan 6, 2021

In Afghanistan, Women Entrepreneurs Keep the Dream Alive

Targeted IFC support is helping women entrepreneurs weather the COVID-19 pandemic.

Navigating Africa’s New Logistics Landscape

Dec 16, 2020

Navigating Africa’s New Logistics Landscape

The African Continental Free Trade Area, opening in early 2021, positions the continent’s tech-enabled logistics companies for growth and investment.

A Tailored Solution to Support Small Business in Mongolia

Nov 19, 2020

A Tailored Solution to Support Small Business in Mongolia

Microfinance solutions are helping Mongolian small businesses stay on their feet.

Toward a Wider Web

Nov 11, 2020

Toward a Wider Web

The World Wide Web Foundation’s new director of research, Catherine Adeya, on the importance of building an inclusive Web.

Need financing because of the pandemic? SMEs turn to fintech companies

Nov 11, 2020

Need financing because of the pandemic? SMEs turn to fintech companies

Fintechs use cutting-edge technology to assess the creditworthiness of borrowers, making their services accessible and fast for SMEs.

A New Financial Lifeline for Tongans

Nov 9, 2020

A New Financial Lifeline for Tongans

A new online money-transfer system is helping Tonga maintain a key source of income.

Global Response, Regional Impact in the Fight Against COVID-19

Oct 28, 2020

Global Response, Regional Impact in the Fight Against COVID-19

IFC’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is helping the poor and vulnerable.

Expanding Business During COVID-19

Sep 30, 2020

Expanding Business During COVID-19

EBRD’s former leader, Suma Chakrabarti, highlights the need for more investors in developing countries, plus more climate business.

How A Business Community Is Saving Lives Amid COVID-19

Sep 23, 2020

How A Business Community Is Saving Lives Amid COVID-19

A crisis center in Odesa mobilized nearly $5 million from businesses and provided critical equipment and services to hospitals.

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